Sept. 24, 2023
Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs on Thursday backed former President Donald Trump’s calls to conduct a mass deportation of illegal immigrants over the age of 14.
Addressing supporters in Iowa at a recent rally, Trump vowed to invoke the Alien Enemies Act to enable the widespread deportation effort.
“[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary,” he said on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show. “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”
More than 6 million people have illegally entered the United States since President Joe Biden took office in January of 2021. Immigration remains one of Biden’s worst issues in terms of public opinion, with 33.6% of Americans approving of his performance in the RealClearPolitics polling average. By contrast, 62.8% disapprove of his efforts. Should Trump win the 2024 presidential election, he would take office in January of 2025.
“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” he went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day… here.